Regardless of the professional roles I’ve had in my career or what business I’ve been in, I’ve always been a student of human nature and…for some odd reason…business leadership.
I’ve seen two types of leaders in this world. Either those who are dreamers who play to their own music. Or those who are doers who simply play to the music at hand.
But I’ve noticed it’s the in-between world where dreams become reality that seems to be the mysterious, unexplainable place where all the “luck” happens.
In engineering school we called it the black box (even though this one is green).
That little green box…seemed to be either luck, timing, genius or some other distant inaccessible combination of entrepreneurial fairy dust. Some had it and others didn’t.
And that always bugged me.
So I began to reflect back my own experience, study and observation because I was convinced that whatever was in that little black (green) box…it was the BRIDGE between the dreaming and the doing.
And most entrepreneurs and small business owners were too busy either dreaming. Or doing. Sometimes both…to really stop and reflect on the matter.
And then there was the noise. All kinds of “how to’s” and shallow gambits out there that to me were charlatan’s in the world of effective business leadership.
But I believed whatever was inside that box could be discovered, learned, developed, and used! It was just a matter of looking on the inside and being honest about what I found.
That honesty was difficult.
Because I found it had to do as much with me as anything else. Just like it did for everyone else.
But a little objective self-honesty can go along way.
And it had nothing to do with luck. Not really to do with just hard work or smart work. Nothing to do with genius.
What it did have to do with was a systematic way of doing the right things at the right times in the right ways.
And to that was no exclusive magic…but rather sound principles about the way we live, work and lead.
And so I’ve put together in essence an entrepreneurial bridge building kit called Create Business Breakthroughs to help you build your own bridge between your dream and your tomorrow.
In many ways this is the culmination of a lifetime of work as a corporate manager, entrepreneur, minister, coach, husband and father of five. It’s from that unique perspective that I’ve grown to understand certain immutable principles about the way people work, live and lead.
I believe they are indispensable to entrepreneurs and business leaders who seek to create value for others.
There is no shortage of convincing concepts and helpful gambits out there in the ‘how to’ world. Unfortunately most the best ideas are left on our bookshelves or in the web browsers, and rarely find their way into the lives of our business.
Distilling those ideas and principles down into relevant and sustained practices is where the challenge comes in. As one person put it…it’s one thing to understand the principles…it’s quite another to put them into motion and make something good happen.
Most high functioning people, teams and businesses have a systematic way of doing the right things at the right times in the right ways. Whether they can identify that system or not.
At least until now.
What I’ve put together is a business development framework for entrepreneurs and small business owners that helps establish the
for their most critical next moves. Those moves could be anything from startup to build up to ramp up to succession planning and exit. You can have access to a business development system that can order your thinking and help you confidently move forward.
This system at present is being made available on a very limited basis so that I can provide individual and personal attention to those going through it.
That bridge between the dreaming and the doing is called: Create Business Breakthroughs.
Because the ones that make it work at not turnaround artists, not inventors, nor the first one with the patent. The ones that make it work are in effect breakthrough artists. They have found this bridge and willfully use it as that middle ground where the “magic” happens.
And now you can too.
This modules provides you with the conceptual framework to begin thinking differently about your business and your relationship to it.
After successful completion of this module you’ll also be given a personal DISC assessment that will return to you a full and personalized report about your preference work styles and perceptions by those who work with you.
Now that you have a vital framework for understanding your business and life together, we’ll look at a brilliant way of looking at how you setup and lead through business breakthroughs.
This module includes sessions covering:
Giving you both a 40,000 foot view of your business and a 5,000 foot view, you will come away from this module with the perspective you need to know what to do next. And how to setup the kind of breakthroughs your business needs.
Creating a business breakthrough depends on three things: the right work in the right time in the right way. This module outlines in detail how in fact to do that through three sessions.
You will come away from this module with one critical thing: Specifics.
Specifics that you can now execute on which effectively “builds the breakthrough bridge”.
In this module we tackle the challenge of what some would refer to as time management, but we refer to as self management. This is simply because we all too well understand that time can’t be management, but you can. And you are the best management candidate for managing yourself.
The modules are:
This modules helps you take your big plans and turn them into big actions.
A complete breakdown of you, your behavior style, and implications for what you do and who you work with.
This kind of insight is hugely helpful to creating business breakthroughs.
Here is a key caution about creating business breakthroughs.
Don’t do it alone.
Having a community of like-minded people pursuing similar kinds of developments for their business has proven time and again to be a multiplier of everything you are learning.
Private Facebook group and monthly Google Group for Q&A, sharing ideas and processing what you are doing and learning is pivotal.
This coaching system is not for everyone. It's take a lot of self-honesty and desire to succeed. Frankly, if you are just worn out you might benefit most from a vacation. Or a therapist. Or simply a nap.
We want to make very sure up front only those who are at the right place and time of life to benefit from this signup for this offering.
ENTREPRENEUR: You are starting or have started a new business and want to give yourself EVERY chance of success.
BUSINESS OWNER: You have been in business for several years now but too much still depends upon you and you silently worry about new competitive upstarts.
LOOKING FOR THE EXIT: You are a seasoned business owner but know within the next 5-10 years you want to be doing something different.
MANAGER: You help run a thriving business and are looking for something to grow professionally.
So here’s the scoop.
One of the main reasons for launching this new model for buseiness coaching is that too many small business owners and managers were not able to put the $20,000 to $36,000 fees for the programs I began my coaching practice with. They were high impact to be sure. Yet they were simpy out of reach of most buseinss owners.
I chose to reach more business owners, managers and entrepreneurs by developing Create Business Breakthroughs that includes the full complement of coaching content, experiences and interactions.
If you do the work, this program will do it’s work. That said, if after 30 days you feel this isn’t going to work and you can demonstrate you have actually engaged the process, I’ll refund your investment. I feel very confident that won’t be the case. But I understand your need for a guarantee.
Great question my friend! It’s almost like you are writing the FAQs. Here is what to expect.
Of course some of you may choose to dig further into the material and community conversations. But every minute invest will return many times it’s value in insight, action and outcomes.
You betcha! It’s yours to learn from and revisit for years to come.
If you are a coach and would like to incorporate this into your practice, we are developing an affiliate program for that! Oh yes we are!
Email Brad at email@example.com to find out more.
Haha. That’s funny but we understand what you are saying.
YES is the answer. You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Mastermind Member – you will have Brad’s personal cell number.
Well you don’t have to. Here are some options:
– SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
– Your local chamber of commerce sometimes has helpful programs.
– A mentor with business experience
Just two points worth mentioning here though.
First – I wouldn’t treat coaching as an option. Every top professional has a coach. Kolby Bryant, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Bill Gates, etc. You know. Just a few.
Second – Not all coaching is created equal. You do get what you pay for. One of the reasons we have developed Create Business Breakthroughs is it has been rare to find a program that has rich content, insightful methods, multiple forms of community and is affordable for a majority of small business leaders.
That is our unique place in this world. After-all, I’m an entrepreneur as well as a business coache.
And this is your unique opportunity to be a part of it all.
“Brad was an invaluable resource for me and our management team as we went through a strategic plan and, ultimately, acquisition. The confidence he fostered allowed me to accept a new position as General Manager in the new blended company that I would not have previously considered possible.”
Brad's coaching has helped me feel confident in making the tough decisions that have been needed to make our business run better.
Brad was an extraordinary asset to our Strategic Planning process. His insight and coaching helped us achieve a record year! I have no doubt we wouldn't be the team we are today without his contribution. I couldn't imagine going through the process without him!